‘Occupy LA’ Hearing For Restraining Order Against LAPD Canceled

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Attorneys for the “Occupy LA” movement failed to file paperwork for a restraining order against the LAPD by an 8:45 a.m. deadline Friday morning.

Lawyers had planned to file for a restraining order that would prevent police from clearing protesters’ encampment without notice.

Officials say the lawn of City Hall is not suitable for a permanent encampment and protesters will eventually have to move.

KNX 1070’s Jon Baird reports.

A clerk for Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Chalfant said papers had not been presented by the deadline.

“Occupy LA” attorney Carol Sobel said the proponents of the motion were not authorized to represent the group.

On Thursday, 72 people were arrested during massive rallies, which marked the two-month anniversary of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement.

The protest was supposed to end by 9 a.m., but it was still continuing eight hours later at the Bank of America building in downtown Los Angeles.

Summer Reese, who was arrested during the protests and released from jail Friday morning, told CBS2 she supports a potential restraining order.

“I am in favor of speaking to the police, the mayor’s office, facilitating good conversation about not being violent toward protesters, not doing the kind of middle-of-the-night raids that are putting Iraq war veterans in critical condition,” Reese said. “I think that free speech and freedom of assembly and all of the various constitutional rights we’re exercising here can be accommodated by the civil authorities.”

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  1. debrarae says:

    Too bad the small business owners who have had their goods and merchandize destroyed and stolen by the OWS THUGS can’t ‘ask’ for protection! But then ‘Do as I say, and not as I d”, is the ‘calling’ card of Liberal HYPOCRISY!

  2. Sarah Jane says:

    Debrarae, the Occupy Wall street protestors stealing and destroying the property/merchandize is only the ‘tip’ of the ice burg.

    Or have you forgotten, the ‘MORTARS’ found with the OAKLAND Protestors? I wonder who the MORTARS were mean for?

    Btw fool, it’s ‘DO as I say, and not as I do” not “Do as I say, and not as I d”!

  3. Puhleez says:

    “not doing the kind of middle-of-the-night raids that are putting Iraq war veterans in critical condition”

    Is that the same “verteran” that was kicked out of the military and setup a hate website aimed at the United States Marine Corps??? That “verteran”???

    Yeah, what ever….

  4. ILLEGALS says:

    So sad the US Government rather send Billions of $$$$$ to Pakistan, Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan, South Korea, Japan, etc etc etc & ignoring the American Citizens.. The Big Oil gets $5 Billions each year from ur tax $$$ but ignoring the growing # of Homeless Population & cuts to every level of Education..

  5. ILLEGALS says:

    So sad the US Government rather send Billions of $$$$$ to Pakistan, Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan, South Korea, Japan, etc etc etc & ignoring the American Citizens… The Big Oil gets $5 Billions each year from ur tax $$$ but ignoring the growing # of Homeless Population & cuts to every level of Education..

  6. Astonished says:

    So, let me get this straight. These yahoos and bozos want to continue to squat (literally and figureatively) on land owned by the taxpayers of Los Angeles who, incidently are supposedly among the 99% these same yahoos and bozos are supposed to be rallying for? For as long as they want? Oh, and, of course, when they do finally decide to leave, those same 99% taxpayers will have to foot the bill to repair our own land!

    Well, should any judge is stupid enough to grant this “temporary restraining order” against the LAPD, then I say that the 99% taxpayers who will get stuck with the bill should go in and evict this bunch! They’ve overstayed their welcome already!!!!!!!

  7. campers says:

    huh may be they think they have SQUATTERS RIGHTS LOL , there being allowed to illegally camp there . hey wander if some one is allowed to be in a spot for 30 days , dont they have ie considered a tenant , and they [ city ] will have to evict them in court law as if was renters lol ,

  8. LA city says:

    this just shows allowing this ,campout , is another example shows LA city council members etc etc need to be removed from there jobs ,,simple ..

  9. wgaf says:

    Should be, “That’s what your government is there for, right?”

  10. Simon Hartigan says:

    Hey OLA, give the 99% their park space back, stop causing delays on the roads for the 99%, stop ravaging through the streets with megaphones knocking on glass at midnight in the neighborhoods of the 99%, stop fighting the 99% that are trying to kick you out of the space you’re unjustly squatting in, stop lowering the property values of the 99% by terrorizing our neighborhood.. This OLA “movement” is nonsense, were you trying to make some sense? There’s reason for the stiff drop-off in public support of your “movement”.

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